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Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens
by Josiah Ober
When does democracy work well, and why? Is democracy the best form of government? These questions are of supreme importance today as the United States seeks to promote its democratic values abroad. "Democracy and Knowledge" is the first book to look to ancient Athens to explain how and why directly democratic government by the people produces wealth, power, and security.
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published October 5th 2008 by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 2008)
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